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Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Library? What do they do?

“The purpose of the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library shall be to further public interest in and greater use of the Library and its facilities. This shall be done by raising funds for Library needs not included in the budget and by sponsoring special programs.” [From the Friends’ Constitution]

The Friends are the library’s hands-on volunteers. They get dusty hauling and sorting used books for the sales that bring the library more than $20,000 a year, provide a kind of book recycling service for the community, and offer shoppers inexpensive books for their personal libraries. The Friends fund lectures and other programs for the community,  publish the quarterly Library News, prepare and serve an annual luncheon for library staff and volunteers and they stand ready to help with special events, purchases, projects or emergencies.

Join the Friends

Anyone may join the Friends by paying the annual dues (15.00 dollars for an individual) that help support the Library.

Contact the Friends

To contact the Friends please email us at: Friends@MMT.Mainlib.org.

Newsletter

The Friends publish a quarterly newsletter called Library News. Below you will find our most recent newsletters:

Fall 2023 Library News

Winter 2023 Library News

Spring 2024 Library News

Used Book Sales

Book Sales are held in the Bookworm Room.  On Saturdays, sales are in the Meeting Room as well. For specific dates and times, please visit our events page for upcoming book sales. The library is at 1 Miller Rd. Morristown, NJ. Click here for directions.

Please feel free to call the library at 973-538-6161 to verify book sale dates and times.

Used book sales are a significant fundraiser for the Friends. They also provide an opportunity for individuals to find new homes for books and to build personal libraries at affordable prices. All proceeds support the Library.

Book Donations

Interested in donating books? Please read carefully and observe these guidelines:

If you have books or items from the following categories, we cannot take them, and must spend money to recycle them. Please bring them to the Morristown Recycling Center instead. Morristown residents can recycle there for free. By not bringing them to us, you help us put our money to better use for the benefit of the library.

For new, like new, and very good condition books, you may bring up to two (2) bags or boxes of books, and leave them at the Circulation desk at the library.  Please place donated books in bags and/or boxes that a single person can carry, which the Friends of the Library can keep for their transport and use. For larger donations, please make arrangements with Toni Brouillard (973) 538-1853.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please email Friends@MMT.Mainlib.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

2022-2023 Friends Board

President: Linda Muse-Deo

Vice President: Brenda Geissler

Secretary: Susan Provence

Corresponding Secretary: Ginny Doney

Treasurers: Jane Kruse and Norma Mortimer

Library Director: Chad Leinaweaver

Library Assistant Director: Mary Lynn Becza

Membership: Eileen Duch

Book Sales: Toni Brouillard

Bookworm Room Coordinator: Kathryn Valvano

Volunteer Coordinator: Marian Glarum

Newsletter: Cindy Schafer, Eileen Duch

Publicity: Ruth Van Derpoel

Historian: Linda Muse-Deo

Book Requests: Barbara Hartman

Hospitality: Brenda Geissler

Children’s Room Liaison: Susan Provence

Equipment: Laurie Humm

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